Shamash

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EnglishEdit

 
Mesopotamian Sun God Shamash ; Assyrian Relief, North-West Palace of Nimrud (room B, panel 23) ; 865–860 BC.
 
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EtymologyEdit

From Akkadian 𒀭𒌓(dŠamaš), ultimately from Proto-Semitic *śamš-. Compare shin.

Proper nounEdit

Shamash

  1. The common Akkadian name of the sun god and god of justice in Babylonia and Assyria, corresponding to Sumerian Utu.